What exactly is gilded glamour? People have been trying to decipher the meaning of this year's Met Gala theme since it was revealed. Some people associate the phrase with Edith Wharton's New York, while others associate it with the blingy, streetwise appearance of the early 2000s. Guests at Thursday night's gala were allowed to trace their own path, with plenty of space for interpretation. They did so with joy, as the best dressed celebs at the 2022 Met Gala were spotted in custom designer clothes and historical vintage.
5. Eiza Gonzalez in Michael Kors
Silver sparkles adorned the front of Eiza's Hollywood Golden Age gown, which also had feathers on the sleeves and bottom half, as well as a mermaid finish. The dress was so long that the leggy wonder's shoes were hidden behind it. Her halterneck gown features a twisted ruched waist to define her physique, but the pièce de résistance has to be the optic white scattered crystals and feather detailing.
4. Gigi Hadid in Versace
Gigi Hadid, who looked gorgeous in a red leather corset and matching skin-tight leggings for the event, paired with red knee-high boots, was another model who went for volume. With a big crimson jacket, the model added even more drama to her ensemble. Gigi has walked the red carpet at the Met Gala for the seventh time. In 2015, the model made her Met Gala debut in a gorgeous crimson gown.
3. Tessa Thompson in Carolina Herrera
We adore a large ball gown, and Tessa Thompson's was the biggest at this year's Met Gala. In a big, fluffy pink gown by Carolina Herrera, the actress stole the show, making quite the entrance on those famed steps. The dress designed by Wes Gordon, included 200 meters of gathered tulle and an external corset, which fit the motif well.
2. Lily James in Versace
Lily attended the Met Gala in a custom Atelier Versace gown that encapsulated the Gilded Age's unbridled glamour, excess, and aspirational elegance. A nude tulle illusion, the dress is completely covered in strings of pearls, which are symbolic of monarchy, decadence, and the acquiring of new feminine liberties during the Gilded Age.
1. Blake Lively in Versace
The Met Gala is known for its extravagant fashion, which Blake Lively fully embraced on Monday evening, arriving in one gown and then unwrapping it on the Met's steps to show another underneath. The blue highlights paid homage to the Statue of Liberty, while the golden design represented the Empire State Building, both of which were inspired by New York City's grandeur.